Monday, June 22, 2009

Must Watch This!! Musungu Leaving the Village...

My last site visit was in the Northern Province.  It took 12 hours to drive from Lusaka and each village was at least another 4 hour drive from the district center.  Given these distances, the villages are rarely visited, especially by musungus.  During a meeting with the health providers, people of all ages kept trying to cram into the small room to get a glimpse of the musungu.  My colleagues were concerned that the village headman would think we were holding some sort of political meeting because of the commotion.  We kicked everyone out, but as we proceeded speaking with the health providers, I noticed hundreds of eyes peering through the crack and holes in the wall. The video above was taken as we were departing.  I was sitting in the back of a pickup truck because there was no room in the cab. 

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